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Morning Wrap: 11/29/11

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Protests drown out UC Regents, a Dungeness crab season, finally, Andronico’s starts liquidating in Berkeley, Fiona Ma finds something to run for, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
imagePolice are investigating the deaths of San Jose police officer Chris Shimek and his wife, Lynn, as a murder-suicide. Mercury News

Media and Media People
  • Both ESPN and the Syracuse University newspaper passed on the Bernie Fine child sex abuse allegation story several years ago. Poynter
Politics and Pols

  • Termed-out Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, who had planned to run for the state Senate had Leland Yee been elected San Francisco mayor, will run for the state Board of Equalization in 2014 instead. Capitol Alert
  • Elizabeth Emken, 48, a Danville businesswoman who finished last in a GOP primary last year in a bid for Congress, announced she’ll oppose Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012. Oakland Tribune
Notable Quote

"It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend. I did not have an affair."
-- Herman Cain, on CNN, denying allegations by an Atlanta woman that she and Cain carried on a 13-year extramarital affair that she said ended eight months ago.

Other news
  • UC Regents shut down their teleconferenced meetings at four locations Monday after student protesters’ chants made it impossible to conduct business. Chronicle
  • . . . But that didn’t keep them from meeting privately later, and voting to raise salaries of nearly a dozen university administrators and lawyers by as much as 22 percent. The Bay Citizen
  • AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. LA Times
  • The Dungeness crab season got underway with a bang, after Central Coast fishermen and food processors finally agreed to a price. Chronicle
  • Struggling Andronico’s began liquidating its Telegraph Avenue grocery in Berkeley in preparation for closing it. Oakland Tribune
  • Josef Stalin’s daughter died in Wisconsin at age 85. AP
  • A gay softball organization agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to three players for a San Francisco team disqualified from its 2008 Gay Softball World Series because of their perceived heterosexuality. AP
  • The A’s are negotiating to move their spring training home from Phoenix to nearby Mesa, Arizona. Mercury News
  • Marin County planners approved a controversial 15,240-square-foot mansion on a Tiburon ridge-top that Silicon Valley engineering entrepreneur Anders Swahn plans to build. Marin IJ

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